County issues RFP for future sustainable business park tenant

The Kent County Department of Public Works issued a request for proposals for an anchor tenant at its future sustainable business park.

WMEAC publishes Lower Grand River Water Trails Report

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) this week published a new report on water trail planning for portions of the Lower Grand River.

Solar company powers through COVID-19 crisis

Solar utilities continue to see positive growth across Michigan, even amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Cans and bottles can be returned starting June 15

The Michigan Department of Treasury ordered retailers to reopen their can and bottle deposit return facilities beginning June 15.

Michigan flood displaces thousands, threatens Superfund site

MIDLAND — Floodwaters surging through central Michigan on Wednesday were mixing with containment ponds at a Dow Chemical Co. plant and could displace sediment from a downstream Superfund site, though the company said there was no risk to people or the environment.

International students team up for Wege Prize

College students from across the world will gather online to present their ideas to solve complex global issues.

Farmers launch Finnish-style REKO Market

Green Wagon Farm is rolling out a Facebook sales model for its farmers market, which is launching this week.

Kent County reopening recycling facilities

Kent County is reopening its recycling facilities after instituting COVID-19 safety procedures.

Property management company providing community garden for residents

Residents of two Grand Rapids apartment communities managed by Eenhoorn will be able to spend the 2020 summer season outdoors growing their own food as part of a pilot project to increase sustainability efforts.

Boxed Water plants 1 millionth tree

In partnership with a conservation organization, a locally based packaged water brand has planted its 1 millionth tree.

Firm will repurpose ash ponds

Consumers Energy again has contracted out-of-state professionals to help it move toward its zero-coal goal by 2040.

Calvin shines in annual sustainability rating index

A local university is closer to its goal.

Solar is bright spot during pandemic

As the COVID-19 spread continues to put a stranglehold on businesses, solar installation still is shining through.

Experts examine environmental ‘silver lining’ of COVID-19

The West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum recently hosted a webinar that explored the positive and negative aspects of COVID-19 when it comes to sustainability and human impact.

Nonprofit to host webinar on ‘silver lining’ of COVID-19

A sustainability-focused nonprofit will host a webinar next week to discuss the so-called “silver lining” of the pandemic: a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.The...

Commercial fishers, sports anglers, at odds over restrictions

LANSING — Bills introduced in the Legislature earlier this year are in direct opposition about the controversial issue of allowing commercial catching of game...

Public Works temporarily closes recycling center

The Kent County Recycling Center is shutting down to prevent exposure to COVID-19.The Kent County Department of Public Works announced the recycling center will...

Boxed Water announces 92% plant-based packaging

A water company created a more organic package.Boxed Water’s product packaging is now 92% plant-based. The brand also added a new plant-based cap to...

New life for former power plant

Forsite Development said it is nearing the end of its demolition on the old B.C. Cobb power plant site in Muskegon and soon will...

Bioscarf production moves to West Michigan

The spread of COVID-19 in China recently prompted the maker of an antibacterial scarf designed to protect wearers from airborne contaminants to move production...